Robert E. Hogfoss


Business Phone: 404.885.3055
Business Fax: 404.885.3900


Bob Hogfoss counsels clients on compliance issues, enforcement defense, administrative adjudication and environmental litigation. Bob’s practice focuses exclusively on energy, environmental and administrative law, with emphasis on Pipeline Safety Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, NEPA, RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA issues. His clients include oil and natural gas pipelines, chemical manufacturers, and the pulp and paper industry. Bob served as a law clerk to Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, from 1986-87.

Bob has served as a moderator, speaker and panelist at legal and industry conferences and seminars around the country, and is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and editorials on environmental, compliance and regulatory issues.

Representative Matters

  • Advise corporations and municipalities on compliance issues arising under complex energy, transportation and environmental laws.
  • Provide advice to oil and gas companies on infrastructure expansion, integrity management and contingency planning issues.
  • Represented some of the largest oil pipelines in the country on Pipeline Safety Act, Clean Water Act and other enforcement actions.
  • Represented a POTW in Florida in defense of a Clean Water Act citizen suit seeking more than $50 million in civil penalties. Obtained summary judgment for the discharger resulting in no penalty.
  • Participated in negotiation of one of the first Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) under the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. Negotiated numerous SEPs subsequently, resulting in significant reduction of environmental civil penalties in various cases.
  • Resolved complex RCRA Section 3008(h) administrative proceedings through negotiated settlements, resulting in significant reductions in scope of work.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Annual Business Conference, Association of Oil Pipelines, September 2017
  • Speaker, Annual Business Conference, Association of Oil Pipelines, September 2016
  • Speaker, Annual Business Conference, Association of Oil Pipelines, September 2015
  • Speaker, Annual Business Conference, Association of Oil Pipelines, September 2014
  • Speaker, Annual Business Conference, Association of Oil Pipelines, September 2013
  • Speaker, Pipeline Conference and Cybernetics Symposium, API Annual Meeting, April 2013


  • Co-author, "After Keystone: A question of presidential permits," National Law Journal, April 1, 2013.
  • Co-author, "Emerging Legal Issues in Managing Cyber Risk for Pipelines," Pipeline & Gas Journal, February 20, 2013.
  • Co-author, "9th Circ.’s Take On A Recent Trend Of Enviro Groups," Law360, December 10, 2012.
  • Co-author, "Best Time To Invest in Building Pipelines Might Be the Next Few Years," Pipeline & Gas Journal, February 2009.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association
  • Member, Environmental and Administrative Law Sections, State Bar of Georgia

Rankings and Recognition

  • Georgia, Environment, Chambers USA (2004-2018).
  • Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer,” Environmental Law, Atlanta magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2013).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental (2005-2019).



  • Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 1986
    Northwestern School of Law, Articles Editor, Environmental Law Review
  • Reed College, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia